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CHECK OUT Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen’s article in the Seattle Times

http://www.seattletimes.com/opinion/trauma-haunts-the-lgbtq-community-but-resilience-defines-it/

Jennifer, right, and Mary Ware at a vigil in Orlando, Florida, June 13, 2016, a day after a mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub.  (David Goldman/AP)

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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Announcement:  Aging the LGBTQ Way – A Forum on Equity, Respect & Inclusion

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray invites you to attend Aging the LGBTQ Way, a forum on equity, respect, and inclusion.

Dr. Karen Fredriksen-Goldsen, University of Washington School of Social Work, will share information from Aging with Pride, the first federally-funded longitudinal research project examining the health, aging, and well-being over time of LGBTQ older adults (http://age-pride.org/). Other presentations and activities will focus on LGBTQ equity, respect, and social inclusion; economic and housing security; social and civic engagement; and aging, health, and community services.

Help develop recommendations for Age-Friendly Seattle. Attend workshops, build intergenerational relationships, and get resources for optimal aging. It’s a full day dedicated to aging well!

This event is FREE. Lunch and dinner are included, so RSVPs are appreciated at www.surveymonkey.com/r/LGBTQforum060317

For accommodations, accessibility information, language interpretation, or childcare, contact Terry Ann at 206-386-1521 or agefriendly@seattle.gov.

The planning team for this forum includes representatives from Gay City: Seattle’s LGBTQ Center, Generations Aging with Pride, Ingersoll Gender Center, POCAAN, Seattle LGBTQ Commission, UW School of Social Work, and the City of Seattle (Seattle Office of the Mayor, Aging King County(Aging and Disability Services), Seattle Human Services, and Seattle Office for Civil Rights). For more information, e-mail agefriendly@seattle.gov.